The Starving Games (2013)
As the Epic Movie team announce they have Star Wars in their sights, might we have a chat about Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, amongst others?
Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.
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In the words of financier Covert Media’s Paul Hanson: “Jason and
Their names may not be too familiar to most, but these are the guys behind the rash of spoof films that dominated the noughties, which began with the first Scary Movie and mercifully concluded (or so we thought) with 2013’s The Starving Games. Now, the duo are back in business, and have turned their attention to the galaxy far, far away with Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
Yes, that’s actually the title. Catchy, no?
The project will be produced by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson,
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, co-writers of the Scary Movie franchise, are working on a spoof of the Star Wars franchise, with the “hilarious” title Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love,” said Paul Hanson of Covert Media. “Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”
In addition to the Scary Movie films, Freidberg and Seltzer’s other
The trailer for Mad Sheila recently made its way onto YouTube and is truly something to behold, especially if you are a fan of Mad Max: Fury Road. Maybe not a good something, but it is something. There have been many spoof movies made in the past, it is not a new concept. For 300, it was Meet The Spartans.
2015 brings in one of the Newest and Largest two day event shows in St. Louis with Gateway Geek Fest. The event is sponsored by Tm (ToyMan) Productions who also host ToyMan Toys, Comics & Con. The event runs August 28-30 and will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo with some ancillary events at the Laquinta Hotel (formerly the Wingate) 13615 Riverport Rd Maryland Hts.
With over 150 tables filled with Vendors offering items such as Comics, Illustrations, Pop Culture, Steampunk merchandise, Character Clothing, TV/Movie Memorabilia (posters – autographs), Action Figures Collectibles and Much More. Gateway Geek Fest will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo
There will be Cosplayers
Undercover cop Lucas White joins Vin Serento’s La gang of illegal street racers. They are fast and they are furious and they plan to double cross La crime kingpin Juan Carlos de la Sol who hides his cash in a downtown Taco Bell. The gangs outrageous plan is as daring as it is ridiculous and will see them towing the whole damn restaurant, at crazy speeds.
Superfast! opens in theaters and on DVD and VOD on April 3rd.
Superfast follows undercover cop, Lucas White, who joins Vin Serento's La gang of illegal street racers. They're fast and they're furious and they plan to double cross  La's crime kingpin Juan Carlos de la Sol who hides his cash in a downtown Taco Bell. The gang's outrageous plan is as daring as it is ridiculous and will see them towing the whole damn restaurant, at crazy speeds, half way across the city.
This is much the way Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker started out… actually, it’s closer to the way the ended up, with Friedberg and Seltzer’s films being less Airplane! or Naked Gun than Mafia! or An American Carol.
The latest of these spoofs is Superfast, which casts lookalikes for Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in a gag-driven reprise of some of the Fast and Furious series most egregious cliches. Here’s the trailer that I found hanging out, pretty much undisturbed, on Vimeo.
No, I didn’t laugh, but maybe some of that works better in context. And they’re at least swinging at
Never Let Go Trailer and Premiere Details: “Here is a sneak preview of what’s up for grabs at the Berlin Film Festival later this week – Howard J Ford’s (Director/Producer Co-Writer of ‘The Dead 1&2″) latest epic Never Let Go. Shot in Morocco, Spain and the Us, the film tells the story of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) who takes the law into her own hands to get back her abducted child. The completed film will screen at Cannes Market in May.
Howard Ford said today:
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Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is an affable singleton who works on the factory floor at a bathtub factory, ever eager to get along with his co-workers, especially Fiona, (Gemma Arterton) and Lisa (Anna Kendrick) from accounts. After work Jerry goes home to his pet cat, Mr. Whiskers, and loyal dog Bosco, where the three of them hang out, watch TV and discuss the day’s events.
Featuring standout performances from Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Disney Channel’s Cory in the House, The Starving Games) and genre favorites Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination, Hatchet II) and Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn); with a story that puts a bold new spin on the action thriller, VANish is a high-octane trip through a no man’s land where trouble lurks behind every turn of its twisting plot.
Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van,
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From the Press Release:
Fans of Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs and Machete will be right on board with the road trip thriller VANish, a new action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down. The adrenaline-fueled film comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on February 24, 2015.
Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van, dictate terms to her notorious father, and then travel to the outskirts of the desert for the exchange.
What the amateurs don
The pair will co-write and direct "Who The F#@k Took My Daughter," this spoof aiming mostly at the Liam Neeson-led "Taken" film series.
In the spoof, Ryan Miller is a tough, no nonsense, black leather jacket-wearing type whose daughter is kidnapped. He sets out to hunt down the abductors and rescue her. Peter Safran will produce.
The pair's previous films have grossed a total of $350 million in worldwide box office thus far, though their two most recent films - "The Starving Games" and "Best Night Ever" - were bombs which only made a few million each.
Maiara Walsh’s (The Starving Games, Switched at Birth) character is kidnapped and then forced to embark on a bloody, murder-filled road trip with her captor. Been there, done that, right? Well, not exactly. What makes VANish a standout is that the viewer will experience the entire story from inside this vehicle as though he or she is ...
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In their sixth cinematic spoof of popular box-office hits, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans) set their sights on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! Join in the game as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi, action and fantasy films from The Avengers and The Expendables to pop culture characters and celebrities like Harry Potter and Taylor Swift.
When Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh, “Switched at Birth”) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister
With all the laughs and half the calories, The Starving Games arrives on DVD January 21st! In their sixth cinematic spoof of popular box-office hits, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans) set their sights on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! Join in the game as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi,
The post The Starving Games Goes Back For Seconds with DVD Release appeared first on Shockya.com.
Bride-to-be Claire, her sister Leslie, fun-loving Zoe, and quirky new friend Janet set off to Las Vegas for a one-night bachelorette party that turns out to be more than they bargained for. A series of unexpected adventures-including getting kicked out of a strip club, being mugged, and
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